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India’s First NPNT Compliant Drone Flight

Quidich has announced the successful completion of India’s First No-Permission No-Takeoff (NPNT) compliant drone flight on the A200 Remotely Piloted Aircraft System (RPAS). The flight was carried out in a green zone identified by the DGCA, near Tumkur in Karnataka and marks a critical breakthrough in online testing and permission

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Parrot partners with AIRT’s Drones for Good and DRONERESPONDERS Public Safety UAS Programmes

Parrot, a leading European drone group, is pleased to announce a new partnership with the Miami, Florida-based Airborne International Response Team (AIRT). AIRT is the leading 501(c)3 non-profit organisation supporting Drones For Good™ and the official home of DRONERESPONDERS, the world’s fastest-growing program supporting the use of UAS by public

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Serbia Displays Chinese Drones

Serbia has publicly displayed six new military drones purchased from China for the first time. Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic was on hand on July 4 at the military airport in Batajnica, near Belgrade, where military officials showcased the drones parked on the tarmac while journalists were given an opportunity to

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NXP and Auterion collaborate to develop integrated hardware and software solutions for drones and drive standards in open collaboration

Today, on the first day of the PX4 Developer Summit 2020, NXP® Semiconductors and Auterion, the provider of the leading software platform for commercial and government drones, announce a collaboration to develop integrated hardware and software solutions for the unmanned aerial systems industry. With the development of regulations and the

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Police Helicopter in Tulsa in Near Miss with Drone

Sean Thornburg was filming a Police procession from St. Francis hospital when he captured a near miss between a drone and the Tulsa police helicopter. Police officers were escorting their fallen comrade from St. Francis to the medical examiner’s office. Tulsa Police Sgt. Craig Johnson, a 15-year veteran of the

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SimActive Software Used for Oil and Gas Seismic Exploration

SimActive Inc., a world-leading developer of photogrammetry software, announces that its Correlator3D™ product is being used by Texas-based company Dawson Geophysical for oil and gas seismic exploration. Orthomosaics and elevation models are generated from aerial imagery to aid in planning of seismic surveys. Dawson uses a medium format camera from

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FAA Selects Team to Create UTM Contingency Management Platform at Griffiss International Airport

Kongsberg Geospatial, an Ottawa-based aerospace and defense geospatial technology company, announced that it has been selected as part of the team responsible for developing and testing a new integrated Contingency Management Platform (CMP) at the New York Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Test Site, at Griffiss International Airport in Rome, NY.

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Parrot Launches ANAFI Built in USA

Parrot has announced ANAFI USA: a unique drone that combines enterprise-class data security with the easy-to-use features that have driven consumer drone adoption in recent years. ANAFI USA is a powerful drone built to meet the demands of first responders, firefighters, search-and-rescue teams, security agencies, surveying and inspection professionals. Featuring

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Shark-Detecting Drones Replace Helicopters in Australia

The New South Wales Government has announced its new $8 million strategy to protect beachgoers from sharks this year, investing in improved drone technology and the continued use of SMART drumlines at high-risk locations. Up to 80 drones will be deployed, equipped with advanced technology that detects the size and

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Arrests in Spain for Smuggling Autopilots to Pakistan

Police in Alicante, Spain, have detained two people accused of smuggling operations estimated at up to four million euros. The plot was dedicated to the smuggling of dual-use material and technology. Specifically, material that illegally reached Pakistan’s military companies . Among that material was technology used for missile guidance. The

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4 Houthi Drones Targeting Saudi Arabia Downed

The Arab coalition intercepted and destroyed four explosive-laden drones launched by the Houthis in the direction of the Kingdom on Friday. The drones were destroyed in Yemeni airspace, Saudi Press Agency quoted Arab coalition spokesperson Col. Turki Al-Maliki as saying. He added that the coalition has efficient capabilities and is

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New Drone Regulations Facilitate Dubai Sky Dome

His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, President of the Dubai Civil Aviation Authority (DCAA), said the issuance of Law No. (4) of 2020 by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, regulating the operations of

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this is engineering Inc. Announces Limited-Edition SHIFT RED for US Market With Red, White, and Blue Colors

TIE (this is engineering Inc.), a global leader providing technology and products of UAV and Robotics, announces the Limited-Edition SHIFT RED Drone in the US market. To celebrate and join the festivities of Independence Day, the Limited-Edition Drone will don the traditional colors of the US National Flag. “We’ve received

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Acecore Technologies deliver aircraft parts at Schiphol Airport

Dutch drone manufacturer, Acecore Technologies, was invited to demonstrate their drone delivery solution at the Netherlands’ largest airport, Schiphol Amsterdam. The Dutch ASNP (LVNL) saw the opportunity to test several innovative drone applications after the air traffic was greatly reduced as a result of the ongoing CoVID-19 crisis. Drone delivery

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Altitude Angel powers BVLOS flights in India with Sagar Defence Engineering

London, UK: Altitude Angel, the world’s leading UTM (Unmanned Traffic Management) technology provider, is partnering with Mumbai based Sagar Defence Engineering Ltd in BVLOS trials supported by Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA). Together, Altitude Angel and Sagar Defence Engineering Ltd have been selected by India’s DGCA to carry out

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Shockwave Jet Truck – EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2019

Three crazy jet-powered machines – the Yak-110, the Jet Waco “Screamin’ Sasquatch”, and the Shockwave jet truck perform together during the Thursday airshow at EAA AirVenture 2019 in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. Oshkosh has been canceled for this year and is being replaced by the EAA Spirit of Aviation Week on July

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UAS Drone Corp. Completes Acquisition of Duke Robotics

UAS Drone Corp. announced the completion of its acquisition of Duke Robotics, Inc., the purveyor of an innovative military UAS drone with advanced stabilization technology, pursuant to which Duke Robotics became a wholly-owned subsidiary of UAS Drone Corp. The combined company will focus on Duke Robotics’ business, expanding its presence

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Landscape Architects Use Drones to Collect Geospatial Data in the Galápagos

Accurate geospatial data is needed to plan and design coastal resilience efforts. Landscape architects use elevation representations to understand flooding, storm surges, and sea level rise. But what happens when there is no unified elevation data? Karen M’Closkey, ASLA, an associate professor at the University of Pennsylvania, discovered this was

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Drone Video of Blue Whale Under Boat off San Diego

Drone footage recorded on June 19 captured a curious blue whale swimming close to a boat off of the coast of San Diego. Local whale watcher Domenic Biagini, owner of Gone Whale Watching, recorded the video and said the whale decided to check out the boat, unprompted. “We’ve been lucky

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FLIR Gets $10M US Marines R80D SkyRaider Contract

FLIR Systems, Inc. announced it has been awarded a $10 million contract to deliver dozens of its SkyRaider Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) to the United States (U.S.) Marine Corps. Developed for U.S. defense and federal government customers, the FLIR R80D SkyRaider is the company’s most advanced military UAS. The aircraft’s

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Elbit Systems Hermes 900 StarLiner

Elbit Systems has built the Hermes 900 StarLiner—a UAV that is fully compliant with NATO’s Standardization Agreement known as STANAG 4671. It can be integrated into NATO members airspace and certified for civilian airspace. The StarLiner was announced in 2018 and, like most complex hi-tech large drones, it must go

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Solita and Unifly join forces to secure and advance international drone airspace

Antwerp/Helsinki July 2020 – Solita, the North European leader in data-driven digital transformation and business design and Unifly, the global leader in Unmanned Traffic Management, have announced their partnership. By joining forces, the partners are able to create impact combining data for operational use and UTM technologies, to further streamline

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Skydweller Announces Oklahoma City as U.S. Corporate Headquarters

Skydweller Aero Inc., a U.S.-Spanish aerospace company developing renewably powered aircraft for defense and commercial industries, announced the establishment of their corporate headquarters and engineering operations in Oklahoma City and testing and integration in Ardmore, Oklahoma. Skydweller plans to increase operations to 120 aerospace engineering and field technician jobs in

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